Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
October 23, 2022

What is Fine Art? Learn About the Definition and the Different Types of Fine Art

If you've ever taken an art course or visited a gallery, you've likely come across the term “fine art.” Though it may sound like this describes the quality or value of the art, it actually relates to the purity of the artistic pursuit. Unlike crafts or decorative works, fine art is created solely for aesthetic and intellectual purposes.

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October 21, 2022

Purposely Blurry Oil Paintings Show How People With Impaired Vision See the World

South Africa-based artist Philip Barlow uses his paintings to showcase a unique view of the world. By translating figures and places into simplified shapes, he explores the relationship between color and form, as well as between people and their environment. The striking results of this approach have been compared to the bokeh effect in photography—a phenomenon in which subjects are condensed into blurs of light—and even to how people with impaired vision view the world.

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October 20, 2022

Colorful Figurative Paintings Explore Different Black Experiences in Everyday Life

Colorfully rendered and filled with select, poignant details, Ocom Adonias‘ paintings shine a light on everyday Black experiences. The Uganda-based artist creates tranquil interior spaces inhabited by calm-looking figures casually going about their usual routines: from reading alone to spending quality time with friends and family. Adonias emphasizes the authenticity of these narratives with his own realistic style, which masterfully contrasts the different textures of skin, drapery, and household objects.

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October 17, 2022

Iridescent Circular Artwork Perfectly Captures the Energy and Rhythm of Modern Cities

Skyscrapers, clean lines, and planes of glass are just some of the things that come to mind when imagining a city. French artist Thomas Canto merges all of these traits into his latest artwork to convey the energy and rhythm of modern metropolises. Titled Intersections, this opalescent piece depicts an abstract representation of urban spaces as a living entity.

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